Sunday, September 7, 2014

Tutorials: Stamping Over Stencils

Welcome to the Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Blog Hop!

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This hop should  be filled with stampy goodness, so if you stumbled here accidentally, be sure to start back at the beginning at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  

And be sure to hop on over to Anna-Karin's blog next!
For my project, I have to say that I am loving the Simon Says Stamp Extra Large Dots Stencil, which I used to create this notebook cover.


I tried a new technique for this project and that was to stamp over a stencil.  It was a lot of fun and worked better than I thought it would.  Here's what I did:

I started out with a large stamp, a piece of paper, the polka dot stencil and some ink.  


I laid the stencil over my paper, inked up my stamp, then stamped right on top of the stencil.


When I lifted off my stencil, the stamped pattern was in a polka dot shape!  Cool!


Without cleaning my stencil, I moved it over and repeated this process until my paper was filled with the polka dot pattern I'd created.


As you can see, after stamping on top of my stencil a few times, ink had accumulated there.  Instead of washing it off, I put the stencil on top of a manilla tag and grabbed a baby wipe I'd used earlier.


Using the baby wipe, I swiped the ink diagonally across the stencil so that it colored in the holes.  It created a beautiful polka dot pattern on my tag that I could use for another project on another day.  I'd cleaned my stencil and made a second background pattern at the same time.  Multitasking bonus!


Back to my first stamped paper!  I cut it down to size, then smeared some green ink onto some of the polka dots for more visual variety.   I then dribbled watercolors down from some of the dots.


Next I added on some fabric scraps and paper butterflies, which I cut out of a piece of patterned paper.


I inked up the fabric scraps and finished it off with a "Fearless" sentiment from the stamp I used earlier.  I also added a safety pin and another fabric scrap. 

 
I attached this collage to the front cover of my notebook, which was put together with the Cinch machine.  I added tabs, which I made using a tab punch, and embellished it with a few bits of lace.


I hope you enjoyed my project and I can't wait to see what my fellow Design Team members came up with!  And I especially like how big the circles are in the Simon Says Stamp Extra Large Dots Stencil.  It's just perfect for stamping through!

Here are the materials I used that are available from Simon Says Stamp:




So what will you create using a Simon Says Stamp exclusive product?  Upload your project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog so that we can be inspired and so that you can have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!
 
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60 comments:

  1. So beautiful Andrea! Love the soft color palette! The bits and pieces of fabric and lace add such a sweet touch! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Wow Andrea, your finished project is beautiful and I love the techniques you used to create it. Thanks for sharing the process steps.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  3. Gorgeous project! I love the techniques you used .

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  4. Beautiful, I love the idea of Stretching your Stencils... Awesome thanks for the idea.

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  5. Gorgeous cover. Love the stencil technique you used. The fabric scraps look great.

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  6. WOW this is stunning, love all the colours xxx

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  7. So amazing! Love the colours and the stencil/stamp technique

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  8. Brilliant techniques and the finished piece looks absolutely fabulous! I always adore how you combine paper and fabric!

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  9. What a glorious collage of beauty! I love the happiness of the colors and the layers of beautiful texture. Fabulous art!

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  10. Beautiful journal cover! Thanks for sharing the tip about cleaning the stencil over a tag. I had not thought of that.

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  11. This is amazing! Love that large dot stencil and the results of your project are just fabulous!

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  12. Like the use of the circle stencil. Like the variety of texture on this.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  13. What a beautiful cover that makes - Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Such a great attention to detail! Thanks for the fun tutorial!

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  15. This is fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial on how you created it.

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  16. Always gorgeous! I really love the fabric textures, too. The stamp over stencil is awesome, gonna try it:) Thanks so much!~kim

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  17. Hi Andrea, absolutely love the background you created. The stamping through the dots looks fantastic and your save on the ink on the stencil is just thrifty. We all need a bit of thrift now and then. Definitely want to try this technique. Thank you so much for the lovely and comprehensive comments you left on my blog. It's so nice to get a bit of constructive and in-depth input. Hugz

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  18. Love this, I'm so pining for that stencil, now even more!

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  19. This is so beautiful! I love all the layers and how you wiped the ink from the stencil into a tag- brilliant! The fabric scraps add another layer of goodness :)

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  20. You always integrate fabric with paper so beautifully! My favorite part of this project is the gentleman peaking out from the side. Such an inspirational cover sure to prompt much goodness on the inside. Fearless is good!

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  21. Gorgeous page, Andrea ! Love your use of colors, with your unique style of using fabric. I'm so gonna stamp over a stencil very soon! 'Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Sandra

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  22. What a great and lovely creation Andrea - super great work! Thanks for the hop enjoy your day!

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  23. Found you from SSS blog hop. Love that project. What a great idea to use a stamp on top of a stencil!

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  24. Beautiful! I love how you stamped through the stencil.... very effective!

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  25. Beautiful project. Love how you used the stencil. I will need to give that a try

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  26. Awesome project, I love how you stamped through the stencil and then created the base for another project when you cleaned it! Cathy x

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  27. WOW great project This is so inspiring I can not wait to try it I just became your newest follower I hope you will come follow me to.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  28. Absolutely stunning! I love the stamping through the stencil and the scraps of fabric! I'll be back to have a closer look!

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  29. Awesome collage! Thanks for showing the whole process and the bonus 2nd project! Love all of the colours and texture that you achieved. Brilliant!

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  30. love the stamping over stencil- good alternate use of a stencil!

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  31. This is so pretty Andrea! Love the circle stamping, gorgeous colours, butterflies and of course the strips of fabric.

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  32. I love this Andrea! The colors are fantastic! I am totally inspired by the tabs in your book too!

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  33. Your page is beautiful! I love the repeating of the circle stencils. The colours and the pretty trims are all so sweet.
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring! :)

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  34. Fab project, great way to use your stencil :)

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  35. Wowzers your journal is Gorgeous!

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  36. ANdrea this is a wonderful project! Absolutely inspirational! Great tutorial thanks for sharing with us! BArbarayaya

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  37. So beautiful Andrea! love the idea of stencil plus stamp...

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  38. Great technique and beautiful project!

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  39. This is such a fun and great technique. Love your fabulous project!

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  40. Oh wow I love the technique definitely going to use both of these stencil techniques! I love your journal cover with all the fantastic elements ... just "shabalicious" !!

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  41. Wow, what a beautiful
    cover! Loved how you
    stamped over the
    stencil.
    Carla from Utah

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  42. As always Andrea I love what you have created. You are so clever and all of these details are fantastic. Thank you for the blog hop Karen x

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  43. I love this technique of stamping over a stencil. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. huh....isn't that interesting...love it. Never thought I'd need a circle stencil lol. xo

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  45. Interesting technique! I've done it once with a butterfly stencil, but never with an all-over pattern like your circles. Love your colors and the mix of textures. And that bonus tag background--how smart is that! Thanks so much for sharing this technique tutorial & your finished project!

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  46. Lovely project! and nice technique!

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  47. Wow! This is a amazing layout :)

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  48. Gorgeous!!!! Love so much your job

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  49. This is absolutely gorgeous Andrea! I love how you've stamped through the stencils, it's so effective and creates such a fabulous background! As always, your artwork has just blown me away!

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  50. "Be Fearless"
    Best stamping advice ever!!
    I never would have thought to have used such a wordy stamp with this technique. I LOVE the results! Very clever idea.
    And the texture of this piece is dreamy too. :)

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  51. Gorgeous project!!! Love stamping over stencil technique :)

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  52. Great project and a fantastic tutorial!

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  53. this is awesome! i love the little strips of fabric :)

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  54. I stumbled upon your post via Pinterest and I am blown away by this piece. Your tutorial is excellent - something that is easy to follow and repeat. I love all of it, but the addition of the fabric pieces add that final touch of perfection. I've been needing to do a cover for my DLP journal cover and I definitely think I'll use this as inspiration. Well done!

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  55. Saw this on Pinterest and I love it! I love how you have the bonus background using the baby wipe you used to clean off the stencil! Great idea. I love how you did the journal cover...as I am starting my own this year! TFS!

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  56. Thank you for sharing this technique,it looks fabulous.Will be giving it a go tonight......Mags x

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  57. hi great tut, but was your paper printed already with color/or did you paint. if painted what are the steps. and in one pic i see what looks like card board thanks just want to get the whole thing
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    1. Hi Desiree! Thanks for your comment. you can stamp through stencils on any paper. The paper I used in this tutorial did already have a colored pattern on it and the cardboard was also part of the printed paper. It looks like real cardboard, but it was just an image on the paper I was stamping on. So yes- just put your stencil down on any paper (patterned or not) and stamp over it and you will get this look. Thanks and I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other follow-up questions.

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